June 1st, 2008
10:36 AM ET
7 years ago

Puerto Rico kicks off final week of primaries

Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.
Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton is wrapping up two weeks of campaigning in Puerto Rico on Sunday as voters on the island territory kick off the final week of the primary season.

Puerto Rico has 55 delegates at stake, and polls show Clinton with a comfortable lead over Sen. Barack Obama.

According to a survey conducted for the newspaper El Vocero and Univision, Clinton is leading Obama there 51 percent to 38 percent among all adults in the primary.

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  1. SARA

    HILLARY IS THE ONE. THOSE TWO PASTORS HAVE SHOWN EXACTLY WHAT OBAMA IS. HE WAS A PART OF WHAT THE PREACHERS BELIEVE, OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE STAY IN SUCH TRASH AS HE WAS IN. THAT IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS OF CHICAGO. OBAMA HAS TAKEN AWAY CLINTONS VOTES AND ALSO HAD CAUSUS THAT ARE NOT PRIMARIES. HE DOES NOT DESERVE THE NOMINATION. SURELY, ONE CANNOT BELIEVE HE COULD SIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THOSE FRIENDS OF HIS. NON AMERICAN, HATERS OF AMERICAN, A WIFE WHO IS NOT PROUD OF AMERICAN..UNLESS SHE IS ON THE PLATFAFORM RUNNING FOR THE WHITEHOUSE. WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE YOU HAVING AS VOTERS.

    June 1, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. After further review,Texas.

    Where have I heard totally emotional statements like "my way or the highway"before?These people use no logic whats so ever,and they want her in the highest office in the land.Obama and McSame arent looking out for the majority of Americans either.I think we are in deep stink.Thanks to the media and the power brokers we are stuck with a stay at home ticket of fools.

    June 1, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. CognitoErgoSum

    One woman interviewed in Puerto Rico about why she supported Clinton said it was because she would have Bill Clinton as an advisor, same as a woman interviewed in Indiana. Another person interviewed claimed Clinton was more fit to be Commander-in-Chief because "she was a pillow away from the President when those decisions were being made."

    As much as I'd like to see a woman in the Oval Office, I'd like one who can do so without the public's perception that she needs her husband to prop her up. There are many women in the House and Senate with more experience.

    June 1, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. tom cullar

    Regarding Gov. Mark Sanford's statement on The Late Addition
    with Wolf Blitzer, Gov. Sanford said that progress was being made
    in Iraq because the number of U.S. soldiers death was down.
    I say, one death is to many. Gov. Sanford's remark is another example
    of how pro-war politicians only see our dead soldiers as only a
    number. My question to these politicians would be, would their veiws
    regarding the Iraq war change if one of their love ones had to go to
    Iraq and risk their lives.

    June 1, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. mike

    I don't give a hoot about puerto rico. Who, what , is puerto rico? Most of them don't want statehood because then they would have to pay taxes like the rest of us. Why are primaries being held there when they can't vote in the GE, seems like a waste of billions of dollars that could be put to better use in the United States, not a foreign country like puerto rico.

    June 1, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. J E

    There is no doubt Clinton will do well in this primary. It is still virtually impossible for her to get the nomination though.

    I have some news for all the Clinton supporters who are sour graping and saying that they will vote for McCain. Clinton and Obama have very similar plans and stances on the issues. If you support Clinton but choose to support McCain because you are angry she is not the nominee:Then you deserve the misery that will insue if McCain becomes president.

    Because McCain is polar opposite of Hillary. He is for the war, he is for rushing to more war in Iran and N Korea, he is for tax cuts for the wealthy and he is for big business and has no plan for health care and rebuilding the economy. He will try to overturn Roe vs Wade and try to decide that contorversial women's issue with a law. Small goverment eh? Right.

    If you are truly educated on the candidates and exactly what policies you are actually voting for, no Clinton supporter in their right mind would ever vote against Obama in the GE. I urge everyone to read through the candidates policies and make an effort to make an informed vote and not one made out of spite because of the divisive battle between the two nominees.

    June 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Bill

    No big surprise that Ricky Martin supports Hillary. The Clintons "don't ask/don't tell" policy is the watchword by which Ricky leads his life.

    June 1, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. NeverObama

    I just talked to my aunt & uncle in PR. They went for Hillary and said if they could vote in Nov they would vote forMcCain If Obama was the nominee. She said he's too close to Arab folks for their tastes. They remember 9/11. They have never voted for a Republican president before. Neither have I. Bust there's a first time for everything. ...

    June 1, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Those fist-shaking, crying, hysterical ADULT FEMALES are a disgrace to the "mature female voters" that are out here.

    I won't ever behave that way in private, much less on TV. If that's a sampling of the ignorant people that follow Clinton, let them go Repukes and disgrace that party for awhile.

    I was so ashamed of those females – they need to grow up and get an education and a LIFE of their own.

    June 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. After further review,Texas.

    Obama is just a front man for the SSP.Chicago is putting their bid in to rule the country in this power play,why do you think there is so much big money backing him and power players coming out for him.Dont believe the hype and BS.

    June 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. ED FL

    Cheer up Demos we do not have to vote for Mccain or a new inexperienced Obama, nor Hillary WRITE IN YOUR CHOICE WE WILL BE CALLED RACIST OR ANYTHING THE OPPOSITION DEEMS THERE OPINION BUT WE CONTROL WHO WE VOTE FOR > HOPEFULLY DEAN AND THIS WHOLE DEMO FIASCO WILL BE GONE AND WE COULD GET IT RIGHT DIFFERENT IN THE ELECTION OF2012. USE YOUR RIGHTFUL POWER OF CHOICE NOT WHO THEY WANT.

    June 1, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  12. joe smith

    have you noticed lately, that the current administration is downplaying Al-Queda, saying they are in a state of disorganization, no leader spearheading some dasderly deed,are in retreat, not sure where bin-ladin is, or if alive; troop death count at lowest levels since 04; all I can say, minipulation at it's highest level, and the press are doing a swell job. certain mid-east countries really know how to buy air time..

    June 1, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  13. Sandra

    She will get one last win before quitting after Tuesday. At this point, she's dragging herself over the finish line.

    June 1, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  14. Manny from Miami

    No Hispanic vote for Obama. Hispanics have always felt blacks are lazy and have never liked them. Most of the gang wars in NY and around the country are blacks against Puerto Ricans. So I expect the Hispanics to either stay home in November or vote for McCain. Too bad for the Democrats because Hispanics love Hillary.

    June 1, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  15. andrea

    I"m a diehard Hillary supporter and I'd rather have eight more years of Bush than vote for barack hussien obama..

    June 1, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  16. McClinton its NO VP

    Whats too add ? Hilliar isn't going anywhere .
    The 3am call will be from Bill he can't get his car started and its parked on 1st avenue in front of the all night spots.

    June 1, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. Michael

    Wow, what an interesting story. The "Thing" that would not go away. At least now maybe their daughter can escape the tent of of duplicity and self absorbtion her parents have constructed. It's too bad for us Republicans. The Clintons no longer control anything.

    June 1, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. Em Hunt

    Obama as Dem candidate? They can forget about it. Bush Light McCain will win!

    June 1, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Apu

    billary , any promise for a statehood ?

    June 1, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  20. Louie Burton

    Come on..."juvenile" doesn't begin to describe this mindset. Please drop this near sighted, ego driven silliness. Our country is approaching the most crucial election in its short history. Could you seriously want a continuatuon of the damaging (to put it lightly) policies of the Bush Administration? That is what you will get with McCain. Except reality and vote to change the course of our great country, not to stay the course.

    June 1, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  21. POST THIS

    HILLARY THANKS FOR TEACHING US KIDS HOW TO CHEAT........NO RULES NO LAWS .......HILLARY CLINTON VS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    June 1, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  22. D-Weezy Lancaster, OH

    Go Hillary!

    As you tour PR, I hope that you shake hands with the people and smile at them and tell them all the wonderful things that you plan to do for them because there are people like me who can see right through you. You are as fake as your laugh. As people I believe we can tell what kind of person you are by your actions. And personally I don't think this country could handle another spoiled-cry-baby in the White House. We've had enough of this for the last 7 1/2 years. I didn't know the white house would continue to be inherited. I can't believe I thought you had to earn the position of the White House and not have it handed to you. Between the Bushes and clintons, it's become a family business that's been handed down. I'm 32 and have had to live with the Bushes and Clintons as leaders since I can remember. Yeah, it's definitely time for change.

    June 1, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  23. Jose

    Obama-Webb! or Obama-Sebelius!

    June 1, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. Matt

    Go Clinton! I hope she can pull off a large win here.

    June 1, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  25. s.boatman warrensburg mo.

    BREAKING NEWS! HILLARY CLINTON AND HER CAMPAIGN ALONG WITH HER SUPPORTERS WERE JUST DELIVERED A CRUSHINGBLOW IN HER ATTEMP TO STEAL THE NOMINATION FROM BARACK OBAMA! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE VOTED NOT TO LET HER CHEAT HER WAY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE! HER SUPPORTERS ARE NOW LEAVING HER BOGUS CAMPAIGN IN DROVES TO RALLY BEHIND HER OPPONANT!

    June 1, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
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